Have a look at a comprehensive affiliate marketing guide for beginners and get started with it to earn a handsome amount of money in 2022.
So you have just heard the term “Affiliate Marketing” and decided to look it up on Internet, right?
You have just read a story where a person has earned thousands of dollars just by affiliate marketing?
No matter how you got to hear the term, the good news is that you are finally taking some practical steps to learn how to do affiliate marketing.
In that context, I would help you learn the A B C of affiliate marketing in this guide today.
You will find practical instructions on how to earn money from affiliate marketing while utilizing different strategies and techniques.
Give this guide a thorough read as we are in for a long ride today!
I get it, “The Internet is already flooded with so much information about affiliate marketing that one gets confused even after reading it properly.”
That would not be the case today!
We will get started from understanding the basics of affiliate marketing followed by some practical approaches to earn a handsome amount of money.
Let us get started with the most basic question first:
According to Neil Patel, “Affiliate marketing is the whole process of earning money while promoting a company’s or a network’s products (both physical and digital).”
You could also define affiliate marketing as “A way to earn money while promoting someone else’s products on different channels online.”
The process of affiliate marketing seems quite easy from the definitions I mentioned above.
However, it does involve a chain of events, which makes it a little bit more complex than you might think.
Here is the catch:
Affiliate marketing requires a step-by-step process. That is;
First, you have to become an affiliate of a specific company or a network. It will depend upon your interest and some other factors that we will discuss later.
After getting signed up, you will receive an affiliate link to the product, which you want to promote from that network. Mind you that each affiliate will get an affiliate link with a unique ID to avoid any mess.
Anyways, when a user clicks that affiliate link from your reference, he/she gets redirected to the original sales page.
Now, it all comes down to whether the user makes a purchase or not. If they do, then you will receive a commission on that sale. It will get added to your affiliate account.
Another thing you need to understand in the whole process is the “Role of cookies.”
Whenever a user clicks on the link you have provided, a website cookie will get stored on their browser.
This stored cookie will allow you to track things like who has bought which product and from which location.
Here is the charm, “Even if someone decides to delay the purchase of a specific product and buys it after some days, you will get the commission due to the presence of cookies.”
You also need to understand that these cookies might expire and their expiration may vary for different affiliate networks.
For instance, a popular affiliate network, i.e., Amazon, ensures a 24-Hour cookie expiration time.
That is how affiliate marketing works!
Probably the only section that will get you extremely excited about this whole affiliate marketing fiasco!
There is no limit to how much money you can make with affiliate marketing.
It could start from $100 a month to many thousand dollars depending upon how much effort you can put in.
Multiple case studies suggest people starting affiliate marketing from scratch and growing their websites to even $20,000 per month.
I have also made $508 as passive income per month with affiliate marketing. And it’s just one website. I have other amazing sites making huge affiliate commissions.
Let me tell you one thing, “This field could make you money while you are sleeping.”
However, you will have to hustle for it as Rome was not built in a day.
Now that you have made up your mind to get started with affiliate marketing, I am here to help you out with a step-by-step guide.
Beginners or newbies who want to get started with affiliate marketing should know that it is not a hot piece of cake they can eat easily.
I will try my best to cover each aspect of the guide so that you can understand each concept properly.
However, it will come down to how much effort you put into getting the desired results in a minimum time frame.
Have a look:
The very first step to getting started with affiliate marketing is to choose a niche.
In simple words, you have to choose the area of interest in which you want to promote different products. And it’s extremely important because the wrong niche may too competitive for you.
Still, I recommend starting something that interests you. That is, you will need to find an area in which you already possess some kind of knowledge.
For instance, I love digital marketing. And it’s tough! Yet I am doing it successfully. It’s just because I love it. Need more ideas? Here are some of them:
Two important terms that you need to understand while choosing a niche are;
A Macro Niche (Broader term including all relevant products related to a specific interest)
A Micro Niche (Focusing on promoting a single topic or product)
The best way to start as a beginner is to focus on a micro-niche as it will cost you less investment and will let you earn a handful of money in the near future.
If I were to close down on a micro-niche, I would follow this pattern:
Choose a Macro Niche (For example, Making Money Online>Digital Marketing)
Find a micro-niche (Content Marketing, Email Marketing, and more)
Close down on the niche that I have more interest in (Digital Marketing Tools)
You can do the same with some broader topics that I have mentioned.
Furthermore, I will suggest watching some online tutorials like the one given below to have a better idea of choosing a niche in affiliate marketing:
Based on what niche you decide to work on, you will have to start exploring different affiliate programs to promote its products.
The reason you would need to explore different affiliate programs is that this way you could have a better idea of comparing different networks.
You can then choose one or multiple networks depending upon your niche.
The best way to explore different affiliate programs is to search on Google like this,
“affiliate program” + “Your Niche”. For instance:
Affiliate program + basketball.
You will find dozens of affiliate networks to analyze as per your requirements.
While you explore an affiliate network, you will need to make sure if;
You may want to check out the top affiliate programs here on H-Supertools as well. Let me share some of them here.
Amazon Associates is one of the largest affiliate networks in the world. It offers an attractive sales percentage and has a 24-hour cookie expiration time.
Best thing about this affiliate program is that you will find thousands of products to promote under one marketplace.
Besides, you can become an affiliate marketer for this network even if you reside outside the United States.
Just like Amazon, Walmart also offers a huge presence of physical and digital products under one umbrella.
The sales percentage might vary for different niches, but the cookie expiration time from Walmart is quite flexible.
You can explore its affiliate program and see whether it interests you or not.
One of the most widespread affiliate programs in the world!
Rakuten Marketing will let you manage different affiliate IDs in a single place.
Plus, most of the small networks prefer redirecting their affiliates to Rakuten Marketing or related programs.
eBay is yet another broader affiliate network you can benefit from.
The network offers flexible commission rates and allows its users to promote different products using the platform they want.
If you reside somewhere in Asia, eBay could become a perfect affiliate program for you to promote.
Awin is a Global Affiliate network that allows users to promote products from different advertisers and merchants.
The tools it provides are quite exceptional and could help newbies promote the products of their niche in an ideal way.
That is all about how you could explore different affiliate networks to get started with promoting your niche.
After choosing a niche and finding a suitable affiliate network, you now have to pick a platform for promoting it.
For that, you need to know what kind of platform your target audience uses the most and then pick it accordingly.
Some options that you could try to start affiliate marketing include:
Although it does require some investment, utilizing an affiliate blog could skyrocket your commission rate easily.
There are different methods to create a blog website. The easiest one is to purchase a domain and either host it on Blogger or a custom hosting service.
Furthermore, you could try using WordPress to create a beautiful website full of relevant content that would help you promote different products related to your niche.
Influencers around the world use Instagram as a sole medium to promote products related to their niche.
A bit difficult at first, but once you gain a good amount of followers, you will have a good shot at increasing your sales via Instagram.
You can try it, especially if you want to promote Clothing products, Makeup and Jewelry, Shoes, apparel, and subscription services, etc.
One of the easiest platforms to utilize for promoting affiliate products is YouTube.
Mind you that it is ranked #1 for having the most traffic on a single website.
Besides, you will find many potential customers that will purchase products from your affiliate links on YouTube.
However, before you get started on it, make sure that the affiliate network you have chosen allows using YouTube as a promoting platform.
Besides, you could also try using YouTube Shorts as this section is already getting quite popular among people.
The next platform you can utilize is Twitter. I do not endorse using it personally to promote products.
However, you can use the power of hashtags on Twitter to increase your affiliate sales accordingly.
Just behind YouTube in terms of traffic, TikTok has gained popularity within a short time.
I have seen many influencers use this platform to promote products from different companies and brands.
Plus, if you could make engaging content within 30 seconds, TikTok itself will promote it.
So, you can use it for promoting whatever you pick from your niche.\
And I recommend trying just any other platform. You just need to be good at it. And there must be an audience for you there.
After you pick a macro niche (Basketball) and break it down to a micro-niche (Basketball shoes), create a website that revolves around it.
Next, simply make a YouTube channel, an Instagram account, a TikTok account, and a Twitter account about your website.
Just like you promote basketball shoes on your website, you can also make relevant videos about the sneakers and upload them on different platforms.
The end result?
You will see a spike in conversion rate and increase your chances of sales percentage to earn a large sum of money within a short time.
Keyword research work as a backbone behind creating an affiliate website for promoting products.
Without researching for buyer intended keywords, you will not be able to flourish in this field no matter how hard you try.
Before we jump to the keyword research section, you need to know what a keyword actually is.
We could define a keyword as something that highlights the significance of the content and tells a user what it is about?
When you search the keyword, “Basketball Shoes”, you will find multiple websites ranking for it on Google and other SERPs.
When you open a specific website for that keyword, you will see information related to Basketball Shoes only and not anything else.
That is what a keyword means to Google and other search engines.
In simple words, a keyword could be anything that a specific user searches for, to find a solution to their problems.
Remember that the magic happens as you search your seed keyword.
Moving along, we could distribute keywords into three major types:
Let us discuss them one by one:
As the name itself suggests, informational keywords reveal some kind of information or knowledge a user is looking for.
These types of keywords will not bring you any sales as you will not be promoting any products while creating informational content.
However, they do play a pivotal role in improving search engine rankings. More than that, informational keywords increase the trust of your audience even more.
Info keywords usually include “How to” and “Wh” questions. Moreover, any keyword that could intend towards solving a problem could be regarded as an informational keyword.
There is no hard and fast rule to find informational keywords for your niche. However, you can utilize some of the strategies as follows:
Our Keyword Research Tool helps you find the right keywords for your site. Let’s get to know how it works now.
The Keyword Research Tool then searches Google and comes up with metrics like monthly volume, paid competition, and CPC. After that, you decide on which keywords are perfect for your blog or site.
Remember that the magic happens as you search your seed keyword.
AnswerThePublic is a free website that offers thousands of ideas and informational keywords related to your niche.
Just go to the website and type your niche in the search box. Click on Enter and wait while it finds you multiple ideas to work on.
Note them down and check their search volume as well as their trend. If these info keywords satisfy the user intent, then pick and save them up in an excel sheet
Many affiliate marketers would skip using Google search, but it is one of the easiest ways to find relevant informational keywords about your niche.
Simply type your niche in Google search and give space to see a list of relevant keywords appearing on your screen.
Furthermore, you can also find informational keywords by simply entering your niche into Google and exploring its “People Also Ask” section.
Keyword questions or question keywords are the phrases people use to ask about something. And if you are good enough to answer it in detail, you’ll get more traffic to your site or blog. Why? It’s because you’re helping people find the right answers online.
Here is how you find questions based on your seed keywords:
You may want to create an account at H-Supertools to get the maximum keyword questions. But you get plenty of questions even if you don’t create the account. Guess what! Creating an H-Supertools account is also free. So, there’s nothing to lose!
I have used LSI Graph multiple times to find extremely relevant informational keywords related to the niche I was working on.
You can use this website to your advantage.
Put the main niche you want to explore in the search box and fill the Captcha in order to let the website do its job.
After some time, you will find many informational keywords that you can pick and write to increase the audience’s trust and search engine ranking.
Last but not the least, you could take help from the Keyword Tool as it is a perfect alternative to Google Keyword Planner.
Simply put the niche (Basketball, Vlogging, and Kitchen) into the search box and let the tool do its job.
Affiliate keywords are the real deal when we talk about affiliate marketing.
These are the keywords that would potentially land you sales and help you earn your first bucks from a website or a YouTube channel.
All your content may have affiliate links, but some of the content is based on the buyer’s intent. That’s why I have separated them here in this affiliate marketing guide for beginners.
So, what actually are affiliate keywords?
Those keywords that show the buyer intent and help a user convert into a customer are called affiliate keywords.
Keywords starting with the word “best”, for instance, best basketball shoes, best outdoor basketball, best indoor basketball, etc.
Keywords ending with the word, “review”. For instance, Jordan basketball shoe review, or Molten basketball review.
Finally, some comparison keywords with “Versus” in between them could also be regarded as affiliate keywords. For instance Jordan vs Nike basketball shoes, or Molten vs Spalding basketball review.
The question here arises, how to find high potential affiliate keywords in 2022?
Well, apart from the free tools that I have mentioned above, you could take help from some paid tools to find affiliate keywords as well.
The free method of finding potential affiliate keywords is to use Google Search.
Use the Google search bar to type the following:
Best + “Your Niche” [space]. For example, Best Basketball [space] and let the Google auto search show you results.
You could also find two products related to your niche and add a “versus” between them to see whether users are searching about them or not.
Ahrefs is one of the best-paid tools for keyword research in 2022.
You can purchase its subscription for 7 days and do extensive keyword research to find some of the best affiliate keywords for your niche.
After you find the keyword, Ahrefs will give you an option to save them as you want.
I am an ex Semrush user and still utilize it to track the ranking of my keywords.
It’s also a paid tool, however, unlike Ahrefs, you will get some free credits in your Semrush account to get started with beginner keyword research.
You could also go to its blog and find multiple strategies to identify high potential affiliate keywords there.
Keywords Everywhere is a Google Chrome extension that I think every affiliate marketer needs.
You can purchase around 100k of its credits with only $15 and continue to use it for future findings.
Not only does it show accurate search volume data about a specific keyword, but you will also find many options to explore long-tail affiliate keywords using this tool.
MOZ offers a free Pro trial for one month and gets paid from next month and onwards.
You could use the website to not only find relevant affiliate keywords, but it will also to let you analyze your competitor’s stats and rankings.
The MOZ Pro blog is also well resourced with different keywords research strategies and case studies. Do not forget to explore it as well.
Commercial keywords are mostly used for paid advertising strategies and campaigns as per the definition of Semrush blog.
The best way to know whether a keyword is commercial or not is to type it in Google and see what type of results you get.
If the first three to four websites are tagged as “AD”, then it means that this specific keyword is commercial.
You will only need to worry about informational and affiliate keywords as a beginner.
However, as your website starts growing, you will need commercial keywords if you want to run paid campaigns and advertisements.
The best keyword research strategy is to use a mixture of free and paid tools along with common sense.
I prefer using Keywords Everywhere to find the search volume and trend of a specific keyword.
Next, I use MOZ Pro for competitor analysis followed by the Keyword Difficulty.
Ahrefs is also there to help me discover more potential affiliate and informational keywords.
I also take help from LSI Graph to enhance the structure of my content while creating it.
So, that is what I prefer while doing keyword research and this strategy will help you find many keywords that will help your website gain more traffic and more sales.
Strong keyword research combined with engaging and convertible content will skyrocket your affiliate marketing money to a whole new level.
After you are done with the keyword research, the next step will be to create awesome and engaging content around them.
Everything we have done up till now requires less time as compared to creating content.
Be it textual, visual, graphical, or audio, your content should be able to force a user to take action to buy a specific product or a subscription.
How are you going to craft a persuasive piece of content?
Well, here are some of the tips that could become beneficial for you:
Having a firm grip on your niche means you will have enough knowledge to create content about it.
For that purpose, I already mentioned in the niche selection section that you should choose the field that interests you.
What more you could do is to find niche relevant communities on different social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit.
Join them and read the discussions happening over there every day to enhance your knowledge.
Simply search the product name on YouTube and watch how different people have used it.
These people will also reveal the good and bad of using that specific product. Note them down and use them in your content to drive more sales.
Outlining the content you want to write will always help you stay on the right track.
You can research before writing the content and make a rough outline accordingly.
Go through it again and again until you feel that you have not left anything behind.
Your competitors are your biggest helpers in affiliate marketing.
Analyze how they have written the content and why it is ranking on the first page of Google.
See what content gap they have left that you can fill to have an edge over your competitors.
You could also analyze the products they have covered while writing on an affiliate keyword to get an idea.
You can compare two products simultaneously to help the users solve their problems and make a choice accordingly.
For that purpose, you will have to find two best-selling products according to your niche.
To compare them, make sure that you note down every little detail there is to describe the products in detail.
Compare the pros and cons of these products and then give your verdict in the end accordingly.
You cannot keep your focus on affiliate keywords all the time.
To gain the audience’s trust, you must offer them tutorials that would help them in any way possible.
The best way to create tutorials is to start working on “How To” and “Wh” questions. Find these informational keywords and create content on them accordingly.
No need to worry about that even if you fail to create engaging content!
You can always hire freelance writers from platforms like Fiverr, or Upwork, and start working with them.
Online platforms have got many skillful writers who will boost the rankings of your affiliate marketing website in a single go.
That is the last solution you could go for if you want to become a successful affiliate marketer.
While creating content, avoid these mistakes at all costs;
Using Article Spinner: It will only waste your time and will land you nowhere no matter how hard you try.
Using Plagiarized Content: Google and other search engines could easily identify if you have copied content from somewhere else. So, avoid it at all costs.
Hiring Cheap Writers: Hiring cheap writers will not get you anywhere. So, it is better to spend money on reliable writers rather than wasting it on cheap ones.
Getting Demotivated: Your content will not rank in 1st position as soon as you post it. Maintain consistency and keep uploading the content every once in a while until your website starts getting organic traffic from different search engines.
I am pretty much sure that your affiliate website will start getting traffic after the first two months if you work on it regularly.
As it is getting traffic, you will not want to let it waste, right?
This is where you will have to sign up for the affiliate network that you finalized above.
For the experiment, I will show you an example of how to sign up for the Amazon Associates Program in easy steps.
Amazon Associates is a wonderful program to get started with affiliate marketing.
Go to the following link: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/
Read the requirements, especially the Frequently Asked Questions section, and then go to the bottom of the webpage.
You will see a “Sign Up” button, so click on it.
Use your Amazon Account ID and sign in accordingly:
If you do not have Amazon ID, then simply go to amazon.com and sign up there using your Google ID. Come back to the Amazon Associates page, and then follow the steps I have mentioned above.
After the new windows pop up, fill in all relevant information about the account and click on Next as follows:
Make sure that you put accurate data and double-check it before moving forward.
In the next step, Amazon will ask you to enter your website/websites, so put the link of your affiliate website there as shown in the picture below:
After entering your website, click on Next and Amazon will ask you to add relevant profile information.
Set your preferred Amazon Associates Store ID as follows:
Next, describe what your website is about within few lines as mentioned below:
Choose what kind of topics describe your website perfectly as follows:
After that Amazon will ask you about the type of products you intend to promote on your website. Tick the boxes that seem relevant:
Next, you have to choose what kind of website you have. So, pick the most relevant information in primary and secondary types.
Amazon will then ask you about the ways you drive traffic to your website. So, tick the boxes that seem relevant:
Next, you have to show whether you use any other affiliate program to promote the products or not. If not, simply click on the following:
Apart from that, fill in the information relevant to the type of website you have in the following boxes
Fill captcha given by Amazon to prove that you are a human being:
Tick the Operating Agreement Box as follows:
Ta-da! You have now become an affiliate for Amazon Associate Program. Make sure that you add payment details whenever your account starts making money.
Signing up for an affiliate program is not the end of the story!
You, now, have to start working on promoting your affiliate links in the best possible manner.
Different affiliate marketers use multiple strategies to promote their affiliate links.
Some of the most effective ones include;
The best way to promote an affiliate link is to offer an in-depth review to the user. It will allow the user to convert into a customer easily.
You can follow multiple patterns to create an affiliate review.
Make sure that you cover a product from every possible angle.
Besides, you also need to take care of the authenticity of your review.
For that purpose, you should research that specific product on multiple online platforms and social media communities.
You could also take help from YouTube unboxing and reviewing videos to write a review that would help convert a user easily.
Apply this promoting method after generating affiliate links for your website.
The product images you use in your content could become a source to promote your affiliate links.
You could easily insert the link in the image that would redirect the user to the original sales page through a new window.
That way, the chances of your user converting into a customer will increase and you will surely receive a commission on whatever you sell indirectly.
I have seen many affiliate marketers ignoring the importance of specialized Banner ads.
If placed properly, banner ads could become the ultimate source of converting a user into a customer for you.
While you do that, your affiliate links will automatically get promoted and you will be able to enjoy more direct traffic on your website as well.
Find suitable places in your content where you can place banner ads without compromising on the user interface and experience of your website.
Place them there and see how many users click them in your affiliate account analytics.
Link cloaking is when you disguise the actual affiliate link by using the URL redirect.
Doing this will not only mask your real affiliate ID but will also help your audience trust your website.
As a result, it will increase your Click-Through ratio and allow your affiliate link to get promoted accordingly.
LinkMe is the simplest URL shortener and link Cloaker that makes your links powerful. Here is how it does so:
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Or use different plugins like PrettyLinks to mask the actual affiliate link to make it cleaner and simple.
If you are promoting a tennis racquet affiliate link, it will look something like this without link cloaking:
However, with link cloaking, you can change this URL to:
See, what I did there?
I simply cloaked a dummy link in a way that it now looks more professional and trustworthy.
You could read more about the concept of link cloaking here:
Learn it thoroughly and apply it to your website to improve the number of clicks on your affiliate links.
Driving traffic to the platform you use for promoting the products is a difficult task.
Not only does it require time and effort, but you must also invest some money in it to get instant results.
Some of the ways to drive traffic for promoting your website include;
Search engine optimization ensures direct organic traffic on your website once you optimize it properly.
The idea behind this type of promotion is simple.
You target keywords with low search volume and competition, make creative content on these keywords and get your website indexed on search engines.
Once these engines start crawling your website, it will start getting ranked on different keywords.
You could analyze the growth using different tools such as Ahrefs and Semrush.
But, one thing to keep in mind here is that SEO is a time-taking process.
It will take at least 3 to 6 months until your website starts getting traffic through low competition keywords.
Many people think that there is no benefit in using email marketing as a platform promoting strategy.
That is completely false!
Proper email marketing could still land you many potential clients, especially when you are promoting digital products.
Building an email list surely is a time-taking process.
However, once you gather enough data, you could start pitching them while promoting your website or products.
The best way to make a reliable and large email list is to utilize the Lead Magnet strategy.
That is, you exchange some sort of perks to get a user subscribed to your service.
Now it depends upon your creativity i.e., what kind of things you could choose to pitch to a user via email.
With the popularity of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, you can take advantage to promote your platforms.
Free social media marketing can get you the desired results, but it will take some time.
On the contrary, you can do paid SMM to redirect multiple users to your website.
Facebook: Join different groups related to your niche and start posting in them. If you want to rush things, try Facebook Advertising.
Twitter: Use the power of hashtags to reach your potential audience. For paid marketing, create sponsored posts on Twitter.
Instagram: Not only could you make a free Instagram account to promote your product, use its official paid advertisement service as well.
Moreover, you can try Influencer Marketing on Instagram as this strategy works like a charm, especially when you are promoting apparel, jewelry, and makeup items.
Once your website starts getting organic traffic via SEO, email marketing, or SMM, you can reinvest some of the amounts to increase your income.
For that purpose, create Google Ads or run a YouTube Ads campaign accordingly.
Make sure that you find some commercial keywords related to your niche before you invest money in paid traffic.
Utilizing these strategies will increase the traffic on your website. The more traffic your website gets, the higher its authority. As a result, you will see a spike in your affiliate income and it could increase to as much as even $20,000 per month.
The next and final step in affiliate marketing is to optimize your content to get more clicks and eventually more sales.
Without properly optimized content, you will only waste your audience and it will also hurt your website’s ranking in the future due to high bounce rate problems.
Follow me to read some of the techniques and tips that can potentially convert your traffic into customers:
UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) play a crucial role in increasing sales on your website.
A smoothly running website with an attractive design can hook up a user really well.
Not only that, but your users will not feel bored while they go through your website to find something valuable.
Make sure that your website is running fast enough to load different web pages. Furthermore, focus on its design if you want to land more potential sales.
Your content should focus on solving the problems of your users.
If it fails to satisfy your user, they will simply avoid visiting your website again.
Know about the user intent first and then act on it accordingly.
Learn the art of describing a problem and solving it through the product you are promoting.
Craft your content this way and no one could stop you from hitting a $1000 per month mark real soon.
Every person loves going into the depth of a specific product before purchasing it.
Take your user as a potential customer and provide in-depth reports including important features, the good aspects, the bad aspects, and how you judge a specific product.
Do this on your website and you will already see a spike in your content.
For improving conversion rate percentage, take help from utilizing attractive product images and videos on your website.
Besides, focus on creating actionable “Call to Action” buttons and place them where you think the user will get hooked.
If you are doing a comprehensive review of 10 to 12 products, then it would be better to design a comparison table to increase the conversion rate.
I am done with explaining literally everything there is to help newbies get started with affiliate marketing.
However, I still think that answering the following questions would help clear some confusion.
The most popular affiliate network right now is the Amazon Associates program. It offers a variety of brands and products under a single website and you can promote anything you want on this marketplace. Besides, the sales percentage is quite impressive. Amazon also offers different affiliate tools to help its affiliates in the best possible way.
Affiliate marketing is in no way a pyramid scheme as you are not paying anything to the network. In fact, you will get paid from a specific network once you start promoting its products. You can cancel out the program anytime you want. Besides, reliable networks such as Amazon Associates and Share a Sale will pay you your rightful money even if your account gets rejected.
Different networks offer different payment gateways to their affiliates. Amazon Associates accepts Payoneer as a payment gateway to pay its affiliate marketers. Some other networks might use services like PayPal or Western Union to pay their affiliates.
If you give proper attention to this field and keep working consistently for at least a year, then you will see how rich you can become just from affiliate marketing. It is a vast ocean where once you dive, there is no turning back. People are even earning as much as $10,000 per month from different affiliate platforms. So, affiliate marketing can easily make you rich once you understand how it works.
Affiliate marketing simply means getting a small sales percentage on the products you promote for a particular network via different channels.
To get started with it, you first need to choose a niche and then do proper keyword research to find informational and affiliate keywords.
Next, you have to create high-quality content for your website and then sign up for an affiliate network.
You can try different strategies to promote your affiliate links. Besides, to drive more traffic, you can try SEO, SMM, and email marketing.
Once you get enough visitors on your platform, focus on improving the conversion rate and enjoy the extra stream of income for your better future!